If there is one thing Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn would like to see out of his team this spring, it is more physical play.
“The big thing is we needed to be more physical,” Malzahn said according to a story by AL.com. “As a group, we’ve got to play with great effort on both sides of the football. Our standard’s high, and so our coaches were very strict on our guys with assignments, with loafs and everything that goes with it.”
Malzahn’s comments came a few days after offensive line coach J.B. Grimes reportedly had to send a message to Auburn’s offensive linemen during a practice on Saturday. Auburn is also going through the spring with a bit of a chip on the shoulder pads. Talk about how Auburn was lucky to get to the SEC Championship Game and BCS Championship Game has not gone unnoticed at Auburn, so perhaps Malzahn is setting a tone to ensure there will be no questions about whatever the Tigers accomplish in 2014.
Auburn has two weeks of spring practices left. The defending SEC champions will play the annual spring game on Saturday, April 19.